As every aspiring novelist knows, coming up with the ‘big’ ideas is the easy part. But, unfortunately, developing your scribbled notebook entries into a fleshed-out story with believable characters isn’t quite so simple. [Read more…]
Lately, several of my clients and students have expressed an interest in blogging. “Where do I start?” they ask. Or, “What should I blog about?” Or, “How would I keep it going?” Let’s break down this process a bit, and I’ll share practices that have made my own blogging enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable. What follows is not the only or even the best way to approach blogging—it’s just what’s worked for me. So take what you like and leave the rest. At the end of the day, your way is the best way for you. Trust your instincts, and have fun sharing from your heart! [Read more…]
When you think of the defining moments in history, it’s probably grand occasions that spring to mind. You might think of global wars that raged for years across continents or powerful speeches given by influential leaders and thinkers, proudly delivered to a gathered crowd of thousands but… What about the humble document? How much of a difference could a piece of paper and some ink really make? [Read more…]
Want to boost your career prospects in 2021 and make more money along the way?
There’s never been a better time to earn a living as a freelance writer. There’s lots of well-paying work — you just need to know where to look. [Read more…]
My name is Courtney Danyel. I’ve been a freelance writer for 6 years (after making a major career change). I now earn way more than I ever could at a “regular” job, and I achieved it using the skills I already had. [Read more…]
Whether you are just joining the world of freelance or are a veteran remote worker, one thing is certain—sitting at your desk for hours on end is hard on your body. You might have heard before that “sitting is the new smoking” but as a freelancer, you don’t necessarily have the choice to be as mobile as other types of workers. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Thomas A. Parmalee, a long-time member of our community. We’d like to extend our gratitude to him for taking the time to write this piece to share his experience with all of you. His story is one reason we continue doing what we do. We hope you get as inspired as we do.
It was 14 years ago that I visited FreelanceWritingGigs.com and stumbled upon a job posting from a book publisher.
They were seeking someone to write book summaries on the backs of books. As someone who loves to read, I thought it would be a great way to earn some extra income. [Read more…]
From February 22 – February 26, 2021, ProWritingAid is holding Fantasy Writer’s Week. It’s the perfect chance for fantasy writers – whether published or not – to improve their craft and connect with like-minded individuals. [Read more…]